Violence Is A Universal Language: International Action Trash On Streaming Services

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This thread is exclusively for discussion of hyper-violent action movies and TV shows on streaming services. If you don't worship Iko Uwais, Andrew Koji, Joe Taslim, Yayan Ruhian, Sami Bouajila, et al., this may not be the spot for you.

Tahuti Watches L&O:SVU Reruns Without His Ape (unperson), Thursday, 25 January 2024 02:05 (three weeks ago) link

Perfect thread name. I am here to learn!

beard papa, Thursday, 25 January 2024 02:25 (three weeks ago) link

Raid 2 is so good if folks haven’t seen that. The car fight scenes are sublime.

BlackIronPrison, Thursday, 25 January 2024 02:46 (three weeks ago) link

Both Raid movies are available as a 2 Blu-Ray set. I bought it on eBay the other day but it hasn't arrived yet.

I wish there was a physical version of The Night Comes For Us, but it's only streaming on Netflix. That movie is fucking savage.

Tahuti Watches L&O:SVU Reruns Without His Ape (unperson), Thursday, 25 January 2024 03:04 (three weeks ago) link

Leo probably my fav Indian action spectacular from last year - super silly "mistaken identity...or is it???" conceit, satanic rituals, the first gang of baddies are sadistic to an insane degree that it feels like a 70's Italian film. It's also basically a remake of A History Of Violence. Same director's Kaithi is even better: darker, less sprawling, just one of the most tense films I've ever seen, "Wages Of Fear meets Assault On Precinct 13" would be the blithe capsule review.

Most South Korean action strikes me as classy rather than trashy (ambigous feelings on the idea of action cinema being "trash" anyway, even in a celebratory tone), but the Roundup series has a sort of blue collar vibe that I don't see much in other cinema from that country, rich with class analysis though it is. Ma Dong-seok just boxes and bullies his way through these, great fun.

The Lost Bullet films from France are very good, refreshingly devoid of any post-Besson winking.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 25 January 2024 10:58 (three weeks ago) link

Big recommendation for Furie (haven’t seen the sequel yet)

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 25 January 2024 13:24 (three weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

I watched The Bouncer tonight, a 2018 movie by Julien Leclercq starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, looking very weathered. He plays an ex-bodyguard turned bouncer living in semi-seclusion in Belgium who gets roped into working for a counterfeiter. I liked Van Damme's 80s movies, but his late-career turn toward the darkness in the Universal Soldier sequels and this movie is really something to see. Sami Bouajila is in this one, but he's the antagonist, not the hero. Some really good fights, and there's a nice car chase/shootout in an underground parking garage (with Van Damme at the wheel).

Tahuti Watches L&O:SVU Reruns Without His Ape (unperson), Friday, 9 February 2024 04:12 (one week ago) link

It's on Freevee through Amazon, so there were about five commercial breaks but none longer than 90 seconds and they were placed with some logic.

Tahuti Watches L&O:SVU Reruns Without His Ape (unperson), Friday, 9 February 2024 04:12 (one week ago) link

Sounds good... have you seen JCVD?

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Friday, 9 February 2024 07:04 (one week ago) link


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